Al-Burhan’s SAF continues attacks on civilians in Darfur, RSF says

Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on Sunday accused Sudanese general al-Burhan’s militia (SAF) of carrying out another revenge air strike targeting North Darfur and continuing their attacks against civilians.

RSF said air strikes resulted in numerous civilian casualties, including children and women.

The attack also led to the destruction of several homes and the city’s mosque, the group said.

In a separate incident, SAF aircraft bombed Kandahar livestock market with explosive barrels, killing over 50 civilians and wounding dozens, most of them women food vendors, RSF said.

“These repeated and selective attacks are serious violations of international and humanitarian law. RSF condemns the systematic targeting of civilians and urges the international community and humanitarian organizations to denounce these barbaric actions and terrorist practices.”

“We assure the people in the targeted areas of Darfur, and all Sudanese cities and villages, that the Rapid Support Forces are committed to defeating the criminal gangs responsible for these unprecedented acts of corruption and destruction in Sudan’s history,” RSF said.

Sudan has been mired by fighting between the army, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who is the head of the ruling Sovereign Council, and the RSF.

At least 13,900 people have been killed and more than eight million displaced in the conflict that started in April 2023, according to UN figures.

Several cease-fire agreements brokered by Saudi Arabia and US mediators have failed to end the violence.

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